Capuchin monkey relaxing on a branch

© Danny Catt

Itinerary and Pricing Small-Ship Expedition Cruise
Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

March 10 to March 20, 2024

From $7,995 to $10,595 USD

per person based on double-occupancy

Save 10% until October 31, 2023

Expedition Team, Experts, and Guides


2024 Costa Rica and Panama Canal MAP 1x1 4x 100
  • Day 1: San José, Costa Rica
  • Day 2: Puerto Caldera
  • Day 3: Curú and Quesera Beach
  • Day 4: Bahía Drake and Corcovado National Park
  • Day 5: Puerto Jiménez – Golfo Dulce
  • Day 6: Isla Coiba National Park & Marine Preserve, Panama
  • Day 7: Azureo Peninsula
  • Day 8: Playa Muerto, Darién National Park
  • Day 9: The Panama Canal
  • Day 10: Lake Gatún and Fort San Lorenzo UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Day 11: Panama City, Panama


  • San Jose

    Day 1: San José, Costa Rica
    Begin Your Adventure

    Arrive at your leisure in San José and meet your fellow travellers at our group hotel in the heart of San José. San José, the country’s capital, is nestled within the Central Valley region, with the Talamanca Mountains to the south and volcanoes to the north.

  • Costa rica pacific coastline

    © David Newland

    Day 2: Puerto Caldera
    Set Sail and Revel in the Sparkling Bioluminescence

    Enjoy the morning exploring the heart of San José with local guides, before transferring to the M/S Panorama. After setting sail in the afternoon, we visit the extraordinary bioluminescence area of Punta Cuchillo.

  • Two people snorkelling in the ocean with fish in the foreground

    Day 3: Curú and Quesera Beach
    Swim & Snorkel in Crystal Clear Waters

    Opt for a fascinating birding excursion through the Curú Wildlife Refuge, led by local guides and our team of naturalists. In the afternoon, step foot on the secluded white sands of Quesera Beach, where you will indulge in a delicious beach barbeque and a swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters. Keep your eyes open for humpback whales.

  • Advneture canada guests in conversation with a tour guide in corcovado national park

    © Danny Catt

    Day 4: Bahía Drake and Corcovado National Park
    Commune with Creatures Great and Small

    Hike at Corcovado National Park, the largest park in Costa Rica, covering almost a third of the Osa Peninsula. National Geographic has called Corcovado, “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity.” Embark on a mangrove cruise through the ecologically rich Sierpe River. Nearby is Bahía Drake, known to be a common wintering and breeding ground for humpback whales.

  • Adventure canadas guests at cocoa farm

    © Danny Catt

    Day 5: Puerto Jiménez – Golfo Dulce
    Observe Tropical Plants & Taste Freshly Made Chocolate

    We start the day with a visit to the local Botanical Gardens for a peek at the region’s botanical delights. Get your camera and binoculars ready to spot wild scarlet macaws, who are regular visitors to the jungles surrounding Puerto Jiménez. In the afternoon, we will visit a family owned and operated sustainable cocoa farm, where we will have a local lunch and learn about how chocolate is grown and made.

  • Toucan

    Day 6: Isla Coiba National Park & Marine Preserve, Panama
    Enjoy a Nature Lover's Paradise & Tour a Historic Prison

    Learn the poignant history of Isla Coiba’s penal colony, which housed Panama’s most notorious criminals and political prisoners for more than ninety years. Choose the guided walk that suits you best, spotting bird species as you go, in this natural paradise that retains 80% of its original forest cover. Relax by the beach or strap on your snorkel for views of the largest coral reef in the Eastern Pacific.

  • Isla Coiba National Park

    Day 7: Azureo Peninsula
    Learn about Panama’s Presidential History

    Visit Pedasi, a quaint fishing village that is rich in culture and history. We will explore the village and take a guided tour of Museo Moscoso—the home of the first female Panamanian President, Mireya Moscoso, whose family has shaped the history of Panama’s independence. After lunch ashore, we set sail to explore the mangroves of the Azureo Peninsula.

  • Welcoming ceremony in Emberá Indigenous Community

    © Danny Catt

    Day 8: Playa Muerto, Darién National Park
    Visit an Emberá Indigenous Community

    Journey into the lowland tropical forests of Darién National Park for an excursion to a traditional Emberá community—one of the seven Indigenous nations within Panama. Receive a warm welcome, watch a cultural performance, and appreciate the beautiful handicrafts and traditions.

  • Panama Citys historic old town

    © Danny Catt

    Day 9: The Panama Canal
    Explore an UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Depart from the marina for a guided walking tour of Panama City, with stops at the Panama Canal Museum, the Miraflores Locks, and the UNESCO Word Heritage Site, Casco Viejo—Panama City’s historic old town. When you re-embark the M/S Panorama, you’ll enter the locks to officially begin your transit through the Panama Canal: gateway to the Atlantic Ocean!

  • Ship going through locks of panama canal

    © Danny Catt

    Day 10: Lake Gatún and Fort San Lorenzo UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Transit an Iconic Waterway & Visit a Historical Fort

    Enjoy an excursion to Fort San Lorenzo, a Spanish colonial ruin and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, with possibilities for spotting birds and sloths along the way. Then it’s all aboard to transit the locks of Lake Gatún and begin the final leg of your seaward journey. Enjoy the on board education program and scenic views on deck as you cruise.

  • Panama City

    Day 11: Panama City, Panama
    Wave a Fond Farewell

    Disembark the M/S Panorama at Colón’s 2000 Terminal and board your complimentary shuttle to the airport or our group hotel in Panama City.

Pricing and Cabins

This expedition can be combined with Loyalty Rewards Program: League of Adventurers. If you have travelled with us before, you might be eligible for 5-10% discounts off the berth price.


Ms Panorama

M/S Panorama

The Panorama is a three-masted Motorsailer launched in 1993 and rebuilt in 2001, last renovated in 2014. Upper deck cabins and lounge, and main deck cabin en suite bathrooms and lounge have been refitted.

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  • Small-Ship Expedition Cruise

    Costa Rica and the Panama Canal

    March 10 to March 20, 2024

    From $7,995 to $10,595 USD

    per person based on double-occupancy

    Save 10% until October 31, 2023

  • Single Supplement : Not available

  • Starts: San José, Costa Rica

    Ends: Panama City, Panama

  • Group size: 48 guests
  • Cruise Payments: International Cruise fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per Cruise. A $2,000 USD deposit per person, per cruise is required to register. Your final balance for the Cruise is due 120 days prior to the scheduled departure date (“Departure Date”). All late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.5% interest per month, or 18% per annum. Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel your booking if it is not paid within 120 days of the Departure Date or deny boarding due to any unpaid balances, without a refund to you. Name changes are permitted up to 60 days in advance, and is subject to a $250USD per person working handling fee.
  • Cancellation by the Passenger: Adventure Canada receiving a written notice of cancellation at least 121 days prior to the Departure Date, you shall receive a refund of the amount paid for the Cruise and Charter Flight, less an administrative penalty of $1,000 USD per person, per Cruise. If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to the Departure Date, the cancellation penalty is 65% of your total cruise cost. A refund of 35% of the amount paid for the Cruise and Charter flight will be issued provided the passenger is up to date on all payments. In the event of a cancellation made 90 days or less before the scheduled date of departure, you will forfeit any amount paid for the Cruise to that date. For these and other reasons mentioned within these Terms and Conditions, you are strongly advised to obtain comprehensive cancellation insurance at the time of registration.
  • Travel Insurance: A minimum of Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for participation in all Adventure Canada Cruises. You must carry a minimum of $500,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
  • Future Travel Credit: Future Travel Credits do not apply to and will not be issued for any cancellation reason by the passenger.
  • Age Restriction: The minimum age requirement is 5 years of age for travel. Children aged 5-7 must have their legal guardians sign a liability waiver.

Inclusions and Exclusions


  • Applicable taxes and Credit card fees
  • Costa Rica airport transfer
  • Special access permits, entry and park fees
  • Team of expedition staff
  • Guided activities
  • Sightseeing and community visits
  • All Zodiac excursions
  • Port fees
  • Pre–departure materials
  • Educational program
  • Interactive workshops
  • Evening entertainment
  • All shipboard meals
  • Day 1 hotel is included

Not Included:

  • Commercial flights
  • Panama airport transfer
  • Program Enhancements/optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Mandatory medical evacuation insurance
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Possible fuel surcharges
  • Pre- & post-trip hotel accommodation

Registration Agreement

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Terms and Conditions

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